About The Bridge

We are glad you are here. 

The Bridge Fellowship is a Protestant Christian, gospel-centered, missional church plant in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. We are part of a movement of churches facilitated by Redeemer City to City Asia Pacific.

We are a Gospel-centered church in the making. We are definitely not a perfect church with perfect people.  Our church is not a beautiful museum displaying perfected saints. We are more like a hospital, recognizing our need for grace and seeking to help others find God`s grace and healing. All of us are on the same journey of daily dependence on God’s grace and mercy. As you join us on this journey, we have complete confidence that the Gospel of Jesus will transform your life.

Our prayer is to see healthy families centering their lives on the Gospel of grace, integrating their faith and work, their artistic gifts with their faith, and doing justice and mercy for the common good of Tokyo, Japan and the World to God`s glory.

Downtown Shimokitazawa (Photo: Carlos Donderis | Flickr)

Our neighborhood “Shimokita” is a sub-culture–an artistic district of Setagaya-ku in West Tokyo, easily accessible from major centers like Shibuya and Shinjuku. Of all the 23 wards in Tokyo, Setagaya-ku has the largest population. When young people are asked where they would like to live in Tokyo, Shimokitazawa is one of the top three.

Our name, The Bridge Fellowship, has a two-fold meaning: 

1. Vertically: The Bridge is all about Jesus, who laid down His life, breaking down all walls that separate sinners from God and rose bodily again from the dead—conquering Satan, sin and death—by which we are forgiven of our sins and given the free gift of God’s grace (Ephesians 2:24).

2. Horizontally: The Bridge is also about people whom Jesus loves, and whom He has commanded us to love (Luke 10:27). The Bridge is a diverse community who are growing in their fellowship with Jesus, and fellowship with one another.

“That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3)